Thomas Moran (Bolton, England, February 12, 1837 – Santa Barbara, California, August 25, 1926) was an English-born American painter. He was a member of the "Hudson River School". Moran was born in Lancashire, UK, and raised in Philadelphia.
Best known for his panoramic views of the American West, Moran demonstrated the breadth of his vision in equally accomplished paintings of the Pennsylvania countryside, the landscape of Long Island, industrial complexes in Mexico and America, views of Venice,Italy, and numerous seascapes.
Moran was an artist of broad interests included paintings based on historical and literary works, marine subjects, pastoral views, and, surprisingly, urban and industrial scenes. 
In 1862, Moran married Mary Nimmo.
An Arizona Sunset Near the Grand Canyon, 1898.
Green River Cliffs, Wyoming, 1881.
The dazzling colors of the sculpted cliffs and an equally colorful band of Indians are the focus. 
- Auguste Mayer
- Winslow Homer
- James Whistler
- American Painting
- American landscapes painting
- Painting Schools
- Landscapes from around the world